Mysore, also known as the City of Palaces, has preserved its quaint charm which entices you to visit it time and again. The city exudes an aura of royal extravaganza which is reflected in its palaces and temples and is a unique blend of old world charm, with its well-laid out gardens, fine architecture and a salubrious climate. Famous for its produce of silk saris, rosewood, teakwood and sandalwood products, it is also home to some exquisite handicrafts and incense sticks.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore & Half Day Bangalore Sightseeing - Transfer To Mysore
Meet our representative on arrival at Bangalore Airport / Railway Station. Get assistance and proceed Bangalore local sightseeing tour covering Bangalore Palace, Bull Temple, Tipu's Summer Palace and Vidhan Soudha.
Bangalore Palace - An epitome of great architecture and beauty and enjoys central location in the city of Bangalore.The palace reflects the Tudor style of architecture. Its complex, along with the garden, spreads over an area of 454 acres. The interior of the palace finds motifs, cornices, and wooden carvings on it.
Visit Vidhan Soudha: Karnataka Assembly popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of South India' and counted as one of the most magnificent buildings in the city.
Bull Temple: The biggest temple dedicated to Nandi in the world.
Tipu's summer palace: An exquisite example of Indo- Islamic architecture, the opulent palace was once used as a summer retreat by the king
Post sightseeing transfer to Mysore (150 km/3.5 hr), popularly known as 'The City of Palaces'. Check in to your hotel and relax. The evening is free for own activity. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Bangalore palace Timings - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Entry fees is Rs 230/- for Indian National.
Day 2: Half Day Mysore Sightseeing - Transfer From Mysore To Ooty
Post breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed for half day local sightseeing at Mysore.
Visit the famous Chamundi Hills, 3489ft above the sea levels and highest peak of Mysore housing the Chamundeshwari Temple, known for its amazing architecture and spiritual essence. Get a bird's view of entire Mysore city from the top of these hills. Visit Big Bull - about 16 feet in height and 24 feet long, this Nandi atop the Chamundi Hills is the third largest in India, carved in granite, black because of regular anointing with oil and other sacred waters.
Visit the beautiful Gothic architecture of St. Philomena’s Church. The twin towers of the church stand majestically at 175 feet, the design resembles St. Patrick’s cathedral at New York and Cologne Cathedral.
Later proceed to Ooty (150Kms/ 4Hrs), famous hill station of Tamil Nadu. Drive pass Bandipur National Park & the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival visit Ooty Lake. Enjoy boating & horse riding. Return to hotel in evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Mysore to Ooty
Day 3: Full Day Sightseeing Of Ooty & Coonoor
Post breakfast enjoy a full day tour to Ooty & Coonoor, the jewels of fascinating Nilgiri Hills. These two hill stations are located merely 20km from each other and can be visited in the same day.
Morning visit Sim's Park - Located at a height of 1780 meters, Sim’s Park is a botanical garden which was established in 1874. It has more than 1000 species of flora including Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Ornamental tree making it a place worth visiting. Enjoy long peaceful walks through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers, boating & photography.
Lamb's Rock - Located on the way to Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty, Lamb’s Rock is laos called as Echo Rock. A popular picnic spot, it offers an admirable view of Coimbatore Plains and surrounding lush greenery. Route to this place offers trekking opportunities too.
Dolphin’s Nose - Located 10 km at a distance from Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose is a peak offering enchanting view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. The peak of the hills resembles a nose of a dolphin hence the name.
Botanical Garden - a vast expanse of lawn like a golf course, going steeply uphill with variety of trees and shrubs as well as some conservatories with exotic ferns and flowering plants. Highlight of this park is the fossilized tree belonging to the pre-historic era, kept as natural exhibit. According to carbon dating findings, it is about 20 million-year-old.
Rose Garden- the largest rose garden in India which displays more than 20,000 varieties of roses collected from different parts of the world. Unusual colors of black and green roses are also found. Get a spectacular view of the entire Ooty from Rose Garden.
In the evening proceed to Ooty Lake - an artificial Lake & one of the famous tourist spots in Ooty.
Enjoy boating, cycling, photography, mini toy train ride etc (on direct payment basis). Indulge in shopping around Ooty lake for chocolates, shawls, eucalyptus oil etc.Later proceed to hotel and relax . Overnight stay at Ooty hotel.
Day 4: Transfer From Ooty To Kodaikanal & Kodaikanal Sightseeing
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Kodaikanal (250Kms/6Hrs), one of the most popular and serene hill stations of Tamilnadu with cloud-capped mountains, scenic waterfalls, clear lakes and beautiful valleys.
Next visit Kodai Lake - a star shaped lake located centrally in Kodaikanal with Palani hills in the backdrop. Its a man made lake and major touist landmark. Enjoy boating, horse riding, cycling etc. (on direct payment basis). Check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Travel from Ooty to Kodaikanal
Day 5: Full Day Kodaikanal Sightseeing
After Breakfast proceed for full day sight seeing. Visit Coakers Walk, Bryant's Park, Green Valley View, Pillar’s Rocks, Silent Valley View & Kodai Lake.
Pillar Rocks are three granite boulders that are seen standing vertically shoulder to shoulder measuring to a height of about 122 meters, offering an attractive view of surrounding hills.
Silent Valley View is located in close proximity to the Pillar rock garden in Kodaikanal. The point is famous for proffering some astounding and stunning views of the valley.
Formerly known as Suicide point, the Green Valley View offers a breathtaking view of Vaigai Dam. It used to be known as suicide point because of the dangerous valley which is dense and deep; below the point of more than 5000 feet drop. On the way to this point, there are several shops which offer homemade chocolates, ornaments and a wide range of flowers.
Coaker's Walk which is a 1 kilometer paved pedestrian path running in parallel to the Club Road along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. On a clear day one can view fantastic places of interest such as Dolphin's Nose in South, Valley of the Pambar river in South East, Bird's eye view of Periyakulam.
Bryant's Park - a sprawling botanical garden and a popular picnic spot. Silver Cascade is a 55 meters (180 ft) waterfall formed from the outflow of kodaikanal Lake.
Evening visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake, which spreads out over sixty acres. You can enjoy Rowing boats, Pedalling boats, Public ferry as well as Horse riding (on direct payment basis).
Return to hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal
Day 6: Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Best Of Kodaikanal
After Breakfast proceed for full day sight seeing. Visit Pillar’s Rocks, Guna Caves, Pine Forests & Moir Point. Spend your day admiring the unique beauty and serene atmosphere of Kodaikanal.
Pine Forests are famous shooting point in Kodaikanal. With its enchanting beauty of densely grown Pine trees forming a perfect background, this place is must visit for everyone. Spend a few relaxed moments amid the massive Pine trees, a fine example of nature’s charm. Go for long walks or horse riding and click photographs to capture these moments for lifetime.
Pillar Rocks are three vertical granite boulders, standing shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of dense rainforest. Unique and visually stunning, these rocky pillars measure approximately 400 ft in height from the ground level. The surrounding forests, garden and spectacular cloud formations serve as ideal backdrops for perfect pictures.
Between these pillars rocks there is a dark chamber called the 'Devil's Kitchen", popularly known as the Guna Caves. It is one of the most interesting, yet dangerous, attractions of Kodaikanal. There are unusual rock formations, deep chambers between the rocks and even deeper falls from erosion of soil from cliffs. It's an ideal place for nature and wildlife photography for the animals and birds that can be spotted.
Moir Point is one of the most popular view points present in Kodaikanal. This calm and serene place offers spectacular views of surrounding valleys.
Post lunch visit Shenbaganur Museum (closed on Thursdays), founded in 1895. This museum presents excellent opportunity to have a close look at various artefacts of ancient Paliyans tribes, and an exceptional collection of more than 300 exotic orchid species. The main highlight of the museum is its incredible taxidermy collection that includes over 500 species of animals, birds and insects.
Kurinji Andavar Temple is devoted to the Hindu deity “Lord Murugan”. This temple features unique Kurinji flowers which blossoms once in twelve years. Tourists can witness scenic views of Palani hill and Vaigai dam from the temple.
Evening free for own activity. Shop for various medicinal oils like Citronella oil, neem oil, pain balms, and winter green oil at affordable rates. Kodaikanal is also popular for organic stuff like home-made cheese, wild honey, herbal tea and home-made chocolates.
Return to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Shenbaganur Museum Timings: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Remains closed on Thursdays
Day 7: Transfer From Kodaikanal To Coimbatore - Departure From Coimbatore
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Combatore airport / Railway station Hrs for your onward journey.